A GRAYS man has been honoured with a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to victims of terrorism in the Queen’s Birthday Hojour
Frederick Wayne Gruba co founded the Docklands Victims Association in 1996 following the London Docklands terrorist atrocity on February 9, that year. Since then he has brought immense support to all victims and held a wide range of voluntary appointments at the association.
He was direction affected by the attacks due to knowing many of the victims and campaigned vigorously against all acts of terrorism.
He has worked with the UK government, and others throughout the world, to prevent the spread of global terrorism.
He organised the international interfaith service honouring all those killed and injured as a consequence of terrorist attacks through the world, and implemented initiatives that have contributed to enhancing peace globally, like the DVA international peace card programme where children aged seven to 12 can design and make cards promoting peace.
Through the DVA he has communicated with the United Nations and other humanitarian agencies to ensure innocent victims of conflict throughout the world are recognised and provided with essential support.